As some of you may know, I'm actually a full-time college student [in the left-brainy sciences, I might add ahaha], and with that--I just don't have the time to practice photography or explore my creative side as much as I'd like!
... so to deviate from the topic of photography on this blog a little bit, I'm really excited to announce that...
I'M GOING TO GRAD SCHOOL!! :)
I have been unbelievably blessed with the opportunity to even be able to choose which university I'll be heading to in the fall... and incredibly humbled to let alone choose between the best universities in the nation for my future health care profession... I just feel totally blessed. I decided just yesterday where I'll be headed, and I have to say, it feels so surreal, but it's starting to feel pretty exciting! It's been a LONG LONG LONG process, with the application cycle taking literally a whole year of writing application essays, waiting, waiting for interview invites, interviews, waiting, waiting some more; plus I've been basically preparing for that process my whole undergrad and really, since high school. There were times that I doubted majoring in the sciences, I doubted my career goals, and I doubted myself. It is just amazing to see how God has brought me through all that and through this entire process and has prepared me for this point in life :)
BBBUT, hopefully my photography will continue along the way! In fact, I have photos just waiting to be shared with you on this blog, including a recent E-session! Hopefully they make it here soon! :)
A couple weeks ago, I took a few portraits of my friend Kelsey for some of her grad school applications/website bios for awards she's recently won/her on-campus club website. I've also taken some photos of her and her family on her birthday! Kelsey is one of the first people I met in college, and I have enjoyed our friendship since so much! Congrats on your awards and grad school acceptances, Kelsey!
:: Graduation Portrait Sessions ::
This spring, I'll be booking a few graduation portrait sessions! If you're like my roommate* and unfortunately discovered that your school produces incredibly awkward photos wearing a one-size-fits-all-but-really-two-sizes-too-huge cap and gown, shoot me an email and we can arrange for something that suits your personality and celebrates you! :) ... we can even use your own cap and gown and your REAL tassel!
This afternoon I had a wonderful opportunity to photograph Andrea and her husband Kevin for their first Christmas photos as a married couple!
Andrea found my photoblog though a mutual friend, and I must say I was super excited to work with them. Although one weather forecast said there would be thunderstorms, that was hardly the case as it was a beautiful afternoon! This was my first referral and I just want to say THANK YOU to Andrea and Kevin for being such a fun and easy-going couple to photograph! We ended up with some photos that will definitely work for their 2009 Christmas cards as well as some newlywed/engagement style shots!
Hello there! It has certainly been a while, but have no fear--this blog will be officially launched very soon!! :)
Between medical mission trips to Mexico, volunteering in New Orleans with the St. Bernard Project to build homes for Hurricane Katrina survivors, and many just-for-fun photo shoots with friends... [throw in summer school + health school applications]... I have A LOT of photos to share with you!
From the upcoming Fall 2009 edition of NAR Creative Works Journal:
Hi! Welcome to my photoblog!
I am a freelance photographer and a full-time student working towards a Biology major and Business Management minor in Southern California (yup, you read correctly... BIOLOGY!) I love taking photos of people at any event... whether it's engagements, family portraits, or just for fun photoshoots! Contact me at:
amandawongphotography [at]gmail [dot]com